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  08/11/2011: Serie A Fair Play 2011-12
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Fair Play is considered one of the most important elements in the game of football. It is included as a major rule in FIFA's own Code of Conduct.

Fair Play is defined by FIFA very extensively; "Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly. Cheating is easy but brings no pleasure. Playing fair requires courage and character. It is also more satisfying. Fair Play always has its reward, even when the game is lost. Playing fair earns you respect, while cheats are detested. Remember: it's only a game. And games are pointless unless played fairly".

To Play Fair is to play with grace and dignity, it is to promote the more encouraging points to the supporters and to the younger generations so that the game is turned around into a more socially enjoyable experience.

If we used the number of Yellow Cards (1 point) and Red Cards (2 points) as indicators of Fair Play, the following are "Serie A Fair Play" standings this season after 10 games:

Rank

Team

Yellow

Red

Points

1

Lazio

14

0

14

2

Napoli

16

1

18

3

Parma

16

1

18

4

Udinese

17

1

19

5

Novara

19

0

19

6

Juventus

17

2

21

7

Cagliari

21

0

21

8

AS Roma

18

2

22

9

Fiorentina

23

0

23

10

Siena

23

0

23

11

Catania

23

0

23

12

Internazionale

20

2

24

13

Genoa

19

3

25

14

Chievo

23

1

25

15

Palermo

24

1

26

16

Cesena

23

2

27

17

AC Milan

25

2

29

18

Bologna

27

1

29

19

Atalanta

33

0

33

20

Lecce

30

3

36


Lazio's Fair Play position in Serie A is similar to the team achievements in terms of points, which is in 1st place.

(Ali Alkatiri)


 
 
  Comments
 
 
Ed 11/8/2011 9:19:22 PM
That surprises me, usually we have LOTS of yellow cards! Hopefully we have seen the end of all the arguing and cynical behaviour that led to lots of cards in previous years.
 
 
 
 
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